Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Woman's body found in suitcase in Strand

By Khanyisa Tabata
20 January 2010

The body of a 65 year old has been found under her bed on a suit case in Strand. The suit case was found hidden under her bed inside her flat at Welgeleegen Flats.

Police say the flat was ransacked draws and doors of the ward robes and cupboard were widely opened, clothes linen thrown on the floor.

“According to the neighbours she was last seen on Saturday. She was a well known pianist in the Welgeleegen Flats.

“We suspect that she could have been murdered on Sunday, because her body was about to decompose. The preliminary investigation indicates that she could have been choked to deprive her air to breathe”, said police spokesperson Inspector Olebogeng Godfrey Tawana.

Tawana added that this stage they are not sure what contents and the house belongings are missing or stolen from her house. A 25 year old woman from Table View has been arrested in connection with the murder.

She was arrested inside the deceased’s flat. The suspect wanted to withdraw R 2000. 00 from the deceased bank account fraudulently.
The arrested suspect will appear in the Strand magistrate’s court on Friday on charges of murder, theft and fraud


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